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  1. Exactly... and being dressed in fancy gowns,...

    Exactly... and being dressed in fancy gowns, immaculate hairstyling graced with extensively rehearsed choreography behind a lead singer with a very recognizable voice distracts from background vocals...
  2. Thanks guys... Seems pretty obvious what happened...

    Thanks guys... Seems pretty obvious what happened going back 60 years with the legacy created. Second guessing just makes no sense to me... Kinda like second guessing Red Auerbach's Celtic teams of...
  3. I too thought this was finished...but let the...

    I too thought this was finished...but let the games carry on. The Motown girl groups succeeded largely on the basis of how they presented themselves before America to compliment the recordings...
  4. Even Tony Orlando and Dawn originally released...

    Even Tony Orlando and Dawn originally released their first recordings, Candida and the huge hit Knock Three Times (and an album), as "Dawn" since Tony didnt want to use his own name at the time. The...
  5. That is true...Motown being a "family" type...

    That is true...Motown being a "family" type organization, which I've mentioned before... would see singers hanging around and a producer could decide that he wanted to add some voices to a project...
  6. MOTOR CITY MUSIC HISTORY... Excellent Article

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/detroit-music-history/?utm_medium=10today.ad3li.20190709.421.1&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today---4.0-styling&fbclid=IwAR...
  7. A History Of Motow City Music... Excellent Article...

    https://www.udiscovermusic.com/in-depth-features/detroit-music-history/?utm_medium=10today.ad3li.20190709.421.1&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today---4.0-styling&fbclid=IwAR...
  8. Kinda my final on this...but I think most would...

    Kinda my final on this...but I think most would agree that it's often subtleties that makes a decent record good...and a good recording great... Sounding "good to you" and having those extra elements...
  9. True... The top of the record labels said...

    True... The top of the record labels said MOTOWN...That's who decided what appeared below...
  10. Look and listen close to the performance you...

    Look and listen close to the performance you posted... First of all...this was not record release quality...terrific to watch and listen too...but not release quality... Also notice that Levi is the...
  11. Totally believable. Ringo was really good for...

    Totally believable. Ringo was really good for what he did...but had his limitations as well... Nothing about substituting musicians for recording sessions that is unusual...
  12. Keep in mind that in those days...musicians...

    Keep in mind that in those days...musicians weren't even credited for their performance... Same for background singers...not even enough room on the record labels to credit everyone involved in the...
  13. Interesting question... I'd assume that quite...

    Interesting question... I'd assume that quite frankly...while the male groups often needed higher register voices like the Andantes to bring home the concept, balance and brighten the sound to suit...
  14. These are not the Tops hitting the top...Not even...

    These are not the Tops hitting the top...Not even close...… Of course the Tops are legendary performers and artists and according to everyone I know whose ever worked with them...the most...
  15. Marv...Just as an example...Can you imagine 7...

    Marv...Just as an example...Can you imagine 7 Rooms Of Gloom or Bernadette WITHOUT The Andantes???...Would have been different songs with different attitudes that missed the not so subtle emphasis...
  16. Honestly...in the final analysis..."The Supremes"...

    Honestly...in the final analysis..."The Supremes" brand was under contract to Motown and The Supremes were whatever Motown wanted them to be... Now if someone had appeared on stage claiming to be...
  17. So I imagine that virtually every record by a...

    So I imagine that virtually every record by a band that the Wrecking Crew performed on was a fraud too???... It was generally the Wrecking Crew who were the studio musicians on recordings by Beach...
  18. All good points...

    All good points...
  19. Spector was at least as big and significant as...

    Spector was at least as big and significant as any Motown production unit...His "Wall of Sound" changed pop music, and not just Spector...but other L.A. producers Motown aficionado's might not be as...
  20. Sometimes record company's eliminate certain...

    Sometimes record company's eliminate certain artists as they prefer to market the group the other way... Tony Orlando's group Dawn actually consisted of THREE female singers on their recordings and...
  21. Record company wants to put the best product on...

    Record company wants to put the best product on the market as possible. The record company virtually owns the product and can market it however they choose. Many records are not by the artists listed...
  22. Yeah ...but they came off as so joking and...

    Yeah ...but they came off as so joking and mugging that it was hard to take seriously... Doesn't sound like an emergency if he can continue performing and wait until September for the operation......
  23. Yes true...But didn't mention a transplant in...

    Yes true...But didn't mention a transplant in September, but her joking attitude did not represent a serious medical condition and I found that entire video to be most disrespectful...
  24. Stevie Wonder makes an announcement regarding his heath

    Looks a bit more serious than many of us were led to...
  25. Teena Marie...Brought to Motown by Hal Davis...

    Teena Marie...Brought to Motown by Hal Davis where her career was shaped......
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